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In black and white: W.C. Piguenit's mono­chrome paintings and the imaging of the Tasmanian wilderness in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

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Holmes, JH, In black and white: W.C. Piguenit's mono chrome paintings and the imaging of the Tasmanian wilderness in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, Kanunnah, 3, (June-July) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1832-536X (2008) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Holmes, Jonathan 2008. In black and white: W.C. Piguenit’s mono­ chrome paintings and the imaging of the Tasmanian wilderness in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. Kanunnah 3: 1–12. ISSN1832­536X. William Charles Piguenit (1836–1914) created a number of monochrome paintings of the wilderness areas in Tasmania during the late 1880s. They are an isolated group of paintings in this medium in Piguenit’s oeuvre and this paper argues that many were commissioned for engravings reproduced in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (1886–1888). It is suggested that the paintings were produced in black and white for transfer to photo­sensitised woodblocks. It is further argued that this approach enabled engravers to more faithfully represent the tonal values of the originals. Until now these paintings were thought to have been created in 1891, but it seems likely that most of the monochrome paintings by Piguenit in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery were painted sometime in 1887.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Piguenit, nineteenth century Australian painting, landscape painting, Tasmanian art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, nineteenth century illustration, Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, Royal Society of Tasmania
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art Theory and Criticism
Research Field:Art History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Holmes, JH (Professor Jonathan Holmes)
ID Code:55582
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2009-03-11
Last Modified:2014-11-28
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